What an AH-Mazing way to be an inspiration!
Ricky Martin made huge headlines when he revealed he was gay despite being a sex symbol for millions of female fans.
And now that courage to come out has inspired another man to do the same.
Mexican soap star Sebastián Ligarde has taken the same steps as he revealed to TVyNovelas magazine that he is also a proud, gay man…and NOW he's publicly out thanks to Ricky!
The Quinceañera star told the magazine:
"I believe I’m at an age when I can help new values… and to have the courage to accept myself publicly, as Ricky Martin did. He has been an inspiration for me when it comes to talking about this subject."
Way to go!
We think this will only help acceptance to expand, and who knows, maybe his thoughts on it all will start changing some opinions. He added:
"I'm gay and I say this with pride. No gay person should have to walk down the street with stigma stamped on his forehead. Sexual preference is genetic… and if God and my family knows it, then let the world know it."
We're proud of you, Sebastián!
Ricky might have inspired you, but you're doing a great job of paying it forward to so many others!
[Image via JLN Photography/WENN.]
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